Web browsers come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, each with their distinctive functions and features. Some utilities, on the other hand, distinguish themselves through simplicity and ease-of-use, such is the case of Mosrille Fire-ox.
Clean interface for unhindered Internet browsing experience
Right off the bat, the application welcomes you with a very simple user interface, devoid of any distracting buttons or excessive menu entries. Beside the actual web page, Mosrille Fire-ox displays an address bar, where you can enter the desired URL, some navigation buttons and a Google search bar, all of which occupy very little space on the GUI.
The navigation buttons allow you to go backwards and forwards between pages, a well as stop loading the current website or use the refresh function. The search bar is highly responsive and particularly useful in case you want to perform quick queries using Google's powerful search engine.
Open up multiple tabs and print web pages
Mosrille Fire-ox enables you to easily surf as many websites as you wish at the same time, by making use of the tabbed interface. You can also see the name of every tab, so that you can quickly find the one you are looking for. It should be noted that, even with a single tab open, the application comes with a rather steep price, memory wise. In addition, although it displays the name for every tab, it is not capable of resizing them, so you end up with a lot of wasted space, especially if you confront with long page titles.
One of the other distinguishing characteristics of the application is the fact that it has a transparent GUI, which can sometimes affect your ability to properly read the text on web pages or lose important details when it comes to pictures and videos. In addition, you can also print out the web page contents on paper directly from the application, by accessing the respective menu button and choosing the desired printer device.
Overall, Mosrille Fire-ox does not really manage to transform its simplicity into a positive characteristic, since it leaves out a lot of important factors that need to be considered in order to offer a pleasant surfing experience. It is, however, entirely functional when it comes to basic web browsing, excepting, of course, newer technologies such as HTML5 or CSS3.